Automatic Data Processing reports that just under 50 percent of reference checks reveal discrepancies. Employers, hiring managers, and recruiters all need to ask direct reference check questions to verify the information on applications, resumes, and interviews. Good hiring practices include using good reference check questions to investigate a candidate’s background, experience, work habits, and character…

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If you are an employer, hiring manager, or recruiter, making a list of reference check questions should be close to the top of your to-do list. Even though more than fifty percent of large U.S. employers conduct background checks, applicants still lie on applications, resumes, and in interviews. ADP, Automatic Data Processing, a large payroll…

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Knowing how to approach an applicant’s references and what to ask is an important part of a successful recruiting process. Although there are many reasons to check an applicant’s reference, the main ones include verifying resume and interview information, protecting your organization and employees, and avoiding legal problems from poor hiring decisions. The Society for…

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